An album of 52 photographic prints by
Henry Lemasson depicting indigenous peoples, architecture, harbor scenes, and street scenes
in Tahiti and Moorea.
Henry Lemasson was stationed in Papeete, Tahiti where he served two terms as postmaster
(1895-1904 and 1912-1925), as part of the French PTT administration (the former French
Postal and Telecommunications service). He photographed events, people, and locations in
Tahiti and other nearby islands. Paul Gauguin, who was in Tahiti during the same period, had
his paintings photographed by Lemasson and also seems to have owned some of Lemasson's
(52 photographic prints)
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